A former British army officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer search-and-rescue organisation in Syria was found dead in Turkey on Monday. The body of James Le Mesurier, founder and CEO of Mayday Rescue group, was discovered near his home in central Istanbul’s Beyoglu district by worshippers on their way to[…]
Air attacks by Syrian and Russian military aircraft have killed at least eight people in the northern region of Idlib in the last two days, while 11 people were killed in different areas of Idlib province on Saturday, according to the White Helmets rescue group. Three people, including a woman[…]
Russian officials have brought more than a dozen Syrians, including children, to the headquarters of the global chemical weapons watchdog to support their claim that a reported gas attack in Douma earlier this month was orchestrated. The United States, Britain, France and their allies boycotted the event on Thursday at[…]
English singer Roger Waters, a member of Pink Floyd and now a solo performer, denounced the controversial Syrian group White Helmets during a concert, saying they “exist only to create propaganda for jihadists and terrorists.” The tirade came from Waters on Friday during a gig in Barcelona, which took place[…]
Air strikes have killed at least eight first responders from the Syria Civil Defence in Hama province, according to the group also known as The White Helmets. Saturday’s air strikes hit the rescuers’ centre in Kafr Zita, located in northwestern Syria, and civilians who rushed to the scene to help[…]
The catastrophic humanitarian situation in Aleppo has prompted local ulema to call for a special prayer for Syria on Tuesday night. The conflict in Aleppo has reached disastrous proportions as the Syrian army and its allies have taken full control over all the districts abandoned by rebels during their retreat[…]
Russia said the Syrian army was suspending fighting in Aleppo to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents and rebels reported no let-up in bombing and shelling of the opposition’s ever-shrinking territory. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking in Germany after talks with US Secretary[…]
A Syrian White Helmets rescue centre was targeted on Friday morning in Syria even as the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, for which the civil rescue group was nominated, was taking place in Oslo, Norway. Announcing the attacks on their social media page, the White Helmets, also known as the Syrian[…]
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